Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Thrown to the Wolves (Big Bad Wolf #3)” as Want to Read:
Thrown to the Wolves (Big Bad Wolf #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Thrown to the Wolves

(Big Bad Wolf #3)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  470 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Agent Cooper Dayton is going to meet his boyfriend’s werewolf family. Unarmed. On their turf.

And he’s bringing his cat.

When Agent Cooper Dayton agreed to attend the funeral for Oliver Park’s grandfather, he didn’t know what he was getting into. Turns out, the deceased was the alpha of the most powerful werewolf pack on the eastern seaboard. And his death is highly suspicio
Published April 1st 2019 by Carina Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.52  · 
Rating details
 ·  470 ratings  ·  118 reviews

Sort order
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰

This book did my squishy marshmallow heart GOOD and quickly became my favorite of the series so far . 🤞 I do so hope there is more to come from Cooper and Park. I'll beg if need be.

"You've seen the worst of me. You are the best of me. I won't ever risk losing that again."

Thrown to the Wolves finds Cooper and Park at Park's family compound for his grandfather's memorial along with Cooper's cat, Boogie, who comes in handy a time or two. From the very beginning Adhara sets a metronome-like pa


4.5 Cooper stars

This was frustrating and fun to read. What a freaking great ride.

“Uh, this is Boogie. My cat.”
“Charming,” Camille said flatly. “As in Boogie Woogie?”
“As in ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie,’” Cooper mumbled. “Her markings kind of look like cowboy boots and she does this thing with her paws... You don’t care, never mind.”


This series ROCKS! Cooper ROCKS! The jury is still out on Park but i still love him because he loves Cooper.

I now understand why this one got mixed review. For
"You are my partner. My love. My family."

I'm still completely and utterly wolfed!!!

This one is a bit wolfier than the previous books -well, no wonder with Oliver's werewolf-y family giving this larger-than-life vibe - ...
Oh shit!! That's funny

... but the character- aaaand relationship-development is all I could have wished for. Okay, after some serious consideration of booty-smacking Oliver (code word for kicking him in the a.. umm, backside) for clamming up like an oyster and being secretive about his past a
4.5 stars

My favorite of the series! Hands-down best.

The thriller, the crime mystery, the creepy factor - all of it perfect.

The PNR aspect was more present in this one than the previous ones. Cooper and Oliver still don't know each other all that well, even after they've been through so much together. There is so much to learn about the other.

Oliver's grandfather, alpha leader of the Park pack is dead. Oliver and Cooper head to the family home for the funeral. It should have been a quick trip the
♆Hayley (TheVillainousReader)
4.25 S T A R S

Hi, my name is Hayley and I am absolute T R A S H for this series.

It's my guiltiest pleasure, except I don't even feel guilty about it. This series isn’t perfect, but I love it so much that I will forever be rereading. It’s my M/M happy place.

I’ve been around the M/M genre and I have never "ran" into a character quite like Coop. Adhara has done something really unique in her creation of him. He is neurotic AF and his head space can be real uncomfortable to be in, but sweet Jesus
Moony Eliver
The two strongest elements of this book — and really, this series — are hilarity and sexiness. And squeeee, this volume brought both of those in a DELIGHTFUL package.

Cooper and Park just continue to wiggle deeper into my heart, and we got a much more profound view of Park this time. Not just his backstory (though that too), but personality, strengths and weaknesses, motivation, etc. Cooper's character was still strong (and freaking hilarious omg), and his interactions with his cat Boogie absolu
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it.

All the mystery surrounding Park and who he is has finally been lifted. I kind of expected something big and Charlie Adhara certainly delivered!

After Park got introduced to Cooper's family in book 2, this time Cooper's meeting Park's family.
Who are - of course - all werewolves - while Cooper - clearly - is not.
Which is way more of an issue than Cooper might have anticipated.

The thing is - he doesn't anticipate anything because Park hasn't told him anything.
No, he leaves Coo
4.5 Stars



Can I haff some moar plz?
Being back inside Cooper’s head was a lot more entertaining that I remembered! I loved the humor, the little references disseminated everywhere (even if I’ve surely missed a lot of them) and Boogie, I love Cooper’s relationship with his cat.

The characters and relationship development in this third book were everything I was hoping for since the beginning of the series. Neither Park nor Cooper are perfect, but they come pretty close to my idea of perfection. They’re perfectly imperfect, they mak
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That's three out of three 5* reads for this stunningly good series from Charlie Adhara.

As with book two, the whodunit element had me guessing right to the end and I was jumping at red herrings all the way through. I adore it when an author can keep me on my toes like that.

This one's even more deeply focused on Cooper and Park's relationship as well and by the end of the story I really was squee-ing out loud as the declarations of love got uber serious.

The political allegory is still as strong in
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
4.5 stars

This was my favorite book yet. It was suspenseful, funny, romantic & hot. These two are so fantastic together. Full review to come.
I. Love. This. Series!

This book was so good and I just continue to love this series and Park and Cooper so much. Last book we got them dealing with Cooper's small human family. Now we're dealing with Park's huge werewolf family.

After the last books events, it's been about 4 months at the start of this, and when Park gets a call that his grandfather died, he asks Cooper to come along for his grandfather's funeral.

Problem is, Park didn't tell them that Cooper was human, and that causes a lot of
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up.

Charlie Adhara’s  Big Bad Wolf series has been something of a surprise hit for me.  I’m not normally into stories about werewolves, but AAR's review of The Wolf at the Door  convinced me to read it, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Although each of the three books features a self-contained mystery that’s solved by the end, the romantic relationship between the human FBI agent Cooper Dayton and his werewolf partner, the enigmatic, co
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, lgbtq
This is one of my favorite series. The writing is outstanding and the storyline is interesting.

In this book, Cooper travels with Oliver to the funeral of Ollie's grandfather. Once there, they discover his death is suspicious. Cooper also discovers Ollie hasn't told his family the truth about Cooper - that's he's human. Cooper finds out Ollie hasn't told him the truth about a lot of personal things.

This book delves into the internal workings of the pack and Cooper begins to question his place in
julia ☆ [owls reads]
#1 The Wolf at the Door: ★★★★
#2 The Wolf at Bay: ★★★★


3 stars!


“You’ve seen the worst of me. You are the best of me.”

Thrown to the Wolves is a fun addition to the series that finally introduces readers to Park’s family! The plot is quite tense, as to be expected, but the secrets between Cooper and Park are what contributes to most of the conflicts in the novel. There is quite a bit of relationship and character development to balance out the fights and family intrigue, and some sweet moment
Joyfully Jay
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

Thrown to the Wolves is the third book in Charlie Adhara’s Big Bad Wolf series and I just loved it. I am such a fan of this series, as it combines great world building, exciting mystery and suspense, and a fabulous couple in Park and Cooper. What I particularly love is the way Adhara has built upon each book to really explore both the relationship and more about each of these men individually. In The Wolf at the Door, we are in Cooper’s POV as he starts to really
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
4.5 Stars!
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adore Ollie & Cooper & they are 1 of my favorite couples. I was so excited for this book but, if I’m being honest, I am a bit disappointed with this installment. I don’t know what it is but this book just felt off when compared to the rest of the series. The plot line felt incredibly inconsequential. The character development is almost completely nonexistent. Also, I want to understand why Cooper lets Ollie walk over him so much. It doesn’t come off as cute, it comes off as pathetic at ...more
I think I'm going to be a bit of dissenter on all the high ratings. Sadly, in most of this book, I didn't like Park. At all. He was a walled off, uncommunicative jerk to Cooper. Cooper was overly forgiving and because Park threw Cooper to the wolves, literally, Cooper was blind to all of the issues surrounding him. We only get Coops POV so it's impossible to understand why Park (other than, I didn't want you to know my past because it's not pretty) would keep basic things from Cooper. Especially ...more
Oh, that was lovely. Tense, worrying, but lovely.
Full review to follow, once I've finished going "aah."
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq, paranormal
Yup, I really enjoyed this ! This book brought about a new side to Oliver as he went back to his home for his grandfathers funeral. The layers of truth were slowly unfolded and it was time for both Cooper and Oliver to be on the same page. Oliver’s family were far from friendly or warm, but a slow respect grew as Cooper stood his ground. This has opened a new world of possibilities for these two. I look forward to what comes next
2.5 stars

At one point of this story, Cooper Dayton told his werewolf lover, Oliver Park, that ...

“Maybe that’s the problem. Honestly, I haven’t understood seventy percent of the things that have happened since I got here. I’m so far out of my depth, I don’t know what’s right anymore.”

And THAT is my biggest problem with this book.

Park takes Cooper to meet his family, although it is not for a joyful reunion like when Cooper took Park home to meet his father and brother in the previous book. Thi
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
Finally! First 5 stars of the series.

This right here is what's been missing in the previous books. I absolutely loved this one. Park wasn't so wooden, and Cooper was his usual delightful self.

If this is the direction the series is going I definitely want more. Now!
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, favorites




I can't review this rn because I basically want to run in joyful, but nervous circles.

There's going to be more, right?

There has to be more.

Please let there be more.
Three books in and Charlie Adhara has not missed a step yet! Another terrific story, relationship and personal development *though Cooper did give me a bad moment or two, LOL* and the addition of Oliver's family. O.O Though the jury is still out on how great that addition is, it turned out much better than I'd hoped.

I always love books with a mystery/crime and investigation. If the story is good enough, I don't even miss it if the romance is barely there or even not there at all. This author doe
It's a bit difficult to rate. On the one side the writing and world building are excellent. I was pulled right into the story and didn't want to close my Kindle and on the other side I'm no big fan of story-long communication issues.

After all the communication disaster of book 2 Cooper made a lot of progress. Now he is able to say the L word and imagine a forever future with Park who yearns for the same even more but perfect and handsome Park has a skeleton in the closet and of course he clam
Monica Vidal
I freaking loved this one. I’ve been hooked on this series since book 1 but this one is definitely the best one on the series.

I can’t believe how much Cooper has changed in so little time. I live for character development. He’s so grown and he’s TALKING. Amazing. Plus, he was so funny in this one. Well, as funny as someone introspective as Cooper can be, but that was the funny thing about him.

Meeting the fam is never an easy thing, but imagine when your “in-laws” are not only a pack of werewol
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
  • Spring (The Haunted Heart, #2)
  • Untitled (Arden St. Ives, #3)
  • A Chip and a Chair (Seven of Spades, #5)
  • The Doctor's Secret (Copper Point Medical #1)
  • Heartsong (Green Creek, #3)
  • Not Dead Yet (Not Dead Yet #1)
  • Noble Hops (Trouble Brewing, #3)
  • Rough Trade (Woodbury Boys #3)
  • Kitto (Tyack & Frayne, #4)
  • Agent Bayne (PsyCop, #9)
  • Pretty Pretty Boys (Hazard and Somerset, #1)
  • The Mercenaries of the Stolen Moon (Tales of the High Court #4)
  • Six Degrees of Agony (By Degrees, #3)
  • Why the Devil Stalks Death (Death and the Devil, #2)
  • Lupine Road
  • Last Couple in Hell (Green Men #2)
  • Blindsided (Fake Boyfriend #4)
  • When Red Cried Wolf (Happily Ever Asher, #1)
Charlie Adhara has always loved a good story and, on occasion, a bad one. After getting her degree in neuroscience, Charlie decided she’d much rather study the heart. She now writes contemporary, mystery, paranormal, queer romance. Or some assortment of that. Whatever the genre, her stories feature imperfect people stumbling around, tripping over trouble and falling in love.
Charlie has done a fai

Other books in the series

Big Bad Wolf (3 books)
  • The Wolf at the Door (Big Bad Wolf, #1)
  • The Wolf at Bay (Big Bad Wolf, #2)
“By any rights there should be a town crier running through the streets shouting, Two people have been killed, two more have gone missing, the best relationship you've ever had is nose-diving, shot down by secrets you don't even know the scope of! Hear he, fucking hear ye.” 0 likes
More quotes…